U.N. Secretary General Urges International Community To Commit To Ending Obstetric Fistula
U.N. News Centre: Marking International Day, U.N. urges world to seek end of obstetric fistula ‘in our lifetime’
“Obstetric fistula is a devastating yet completely preventable and, in many cases, treatable injury of childbirth, affecting at least two million women and girls worldwide and leaving them isolated from communities, the United Nations spotlighted ahead of the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula. … ‘We have a moral obligation, as a global community, to complete the unfinished agenda of eradicating fistula,’ [Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said]…” (5/22).
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